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Mission and Vision

PepperFest crowning.

The PepperFest Queen and King get crowned at the third annual Pepper Festival in 2011.

Vision:
We at Abundance NC envision a North Carolina where people increasingly meet their needs locally and sustainably.

Mission:
Our mission is to cultivate and celebrate community resilience.

At Abundance NC we see a future in which North Carolina is made up of flourishing and resilient local communities, where people know their neighbors and depend on one another to meet their needs for healthy food, renewable energy and other resources, locally and sustainably.  Our goal is to make it easy for people to live in harmony with nature and to become more free and self-sufficient, while at the same time being more connected to, and interdependent with, the people in their local communities.  Strong resilient communities that are diverse and aware are the places we want to live.

How do we aim to accomplish this lofty goal? 

In everything we do, we raise awareness about the importance of creating strong local economies that do not rely on depleting the earth, and we encourage people to find out about and take advantage of the abundant local resources we have, right here at home, that make it easy to act more sustainably in our daily lives.  A key piece of this is exploring topics that are sometimes difficult to address.  We must move through grief, pain and miscommunication in order to have harmony, bliss and joy and cooperation.

And we’ve seen that when people get together, amazing things happen.

So we create opportunities for people to come together to learn from, inspire and support one another, in their shared efforts to build more resilient communities.  Think Again Series, Death Faire, Pepper Festival, Summer Camps and Pecha Kucha create huge ripples of learning, healing and connection.

Get involved!

Lyle Estill leads a Sustainability Tour.

Lyle Estill, of Piedmont Biofuels, leads a children’s sustainability tour at the Plant.

Chef Challenge

Our Chef Challenge program brought chefs of local restaurants together with school children to develop delicious school lunch menus that used local produce.

At Abundance we bring people together to cultivate and celebrate community resilience in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Learn more about us and what we do.

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“…We have barely disembarked into life…we’ve only just now been born, let’s not fill our mouths with so many uncertain names, with so many sad labels, with so many pompous letters, with so much yours and mine, with so much signing of papers. I intend to confuse things, to unite them, make them new-born intermingle them, undress them, until the light of the world has the unity of the ocean, a generous wholeness, a fragrance alive and crackling.”
― Pablo Neruda

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